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Ex-SOILWORK Drummer Says CHIMAIRA Songs Are Harder To Play Than He Originally Thought

New CHIMAIRA drummer Richard Evensand (ex-SOILWORK) recently answered a few questions for the web site of Roadrunner Records (CHIMAIRA's record label). The following are some of the highlights of that conversation: Roadrunner Records: How long you been in Cleveland? Richard Evensand: "Almost two weeks now. I've been living at the rehearsal space. But we're going ...

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MNEMIC To Support SOILWORK In The U.K.

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will support SOILWORK on their upcoming U.K. tour. The dates are as follows: Feb. 24 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City Feb. 25 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse Feb. 27 - Bradford, UK - Rio Feb. 28 ...

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STORMLORD Complete Work On New CD

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD have completed work on their third album, "The Gorgon Cult", at The Outer Sound Studios in Rome with engineer Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE, NECRODEATH, DGM, THY MAJESTIE). The follow-up to 2001's "At The Gates Of Utopia" was recorded and mixed over a two-month period and was mastered at the The ...

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THE FORSAKEN To Support SOILWORK In Europe

Swedish death metal act THE FORSAKEN will be the support act for SOILWORK on their European tour beginning in early February. THE FORSAKEN will be promoting their third full-length album, "Traces Of The Past", which was released through Century Media Records in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 06 – Tampere, FIN - Pukkahoune ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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CHIMAIRA Split With Drummer, Replace Him With SOILWORK's EVENSAND

CHIMAIRA have parted ways with drummer Andy Herrick and have replaced him with SOILWORK skinsman Richard Evensand. CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter called into "The Metal Show" in Cleveland Sunday night (January 4) and discussed the circumstances behind the lineup change. The following are several excerpts from that interview: On Andy's departure: Mark: "The other evening ...

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Confusion Bay - RAUNCHY

Having released one of the best albums of 2002 in the shape of their debut, "Velvet Noise", Denmark's RAUNCHY had their work cut out for them while working on the material for its follow-up. The group, who were widely described as a potent mixture of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, FEAR FACTORY and MACHINE HEAD, have managed ...

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TEXTURES Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

Dutch metal act TEXTURES have inked a deal with France's Listenable Records. The group's self-produced debut CD, "Polars" — originally released through the group's own label — will be remastered and re-issued via Listenable on February 23, 2004. As a special bonus, a video clip will be added to a limited-edition version of the CD. ...

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BLEEDING THROUGH To Discuss Van Crash On 'Inside Edition'

BLEEDING THROUGH will be appearing on the nationally syndicated news program "Inside Edition" with Deborah Norville. Even though the band has toured with AFI and are in Spin magazine's "Next Big Things" and A.P.'s "100 Bands" issue, it's their near fatal van crash that has propelled them to national attention this week. The dramatic televised ...

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SUSPERIA: Hard At Work On New Album

SUSPERIA, the Oslo, Norway-based extreme metal band featuring vocalist Athera, bassist Memnock, drummer Tjodalv (DIMMU BORGIR) along with guitarists Elvorn and Cyrus, are in the final stages of recording their forthcoming album, "Unlimited" —the band's first for their new label, Tabu Recordings (a division of Norway's Tuba Records). Most of the album is being recorded ...

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CENTURY MEDIA Brings Metal To The Masses

On November 18, the Century Family brings the metal back to the masses with a specially priced double-disc set. This compilation, "Metal For The Masses Volume II", is exclusively available at all Hot Topic retail outlets nationwide and features one 20-track disc clocking in over 75 minutes with new tracks from such groundbreaking and up ...

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Former TESTAMENT/DEATH Guitarist Lands Endorsement Deal

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has finalized a deal to be endorsed by Caparison Guitars. Other artists using Caparison guitars: ARCH ENEMY, SOILWORK, THE HAUNTED, and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, among others. In other news, Murphy has posted the following message on his web site: "Here's what I've been up to... I just mastered the new ENFORSAKEN ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Confirmed For Miami's LOCALPALOOZA 2003 Festival

Florida-based WYKKED WYTCH will be performing at the Localpalooza 2003 festival show at Kaffe Krystal in Miami on Saturday, November 15. The show is being put on by Phantasyland Entertainment & Darkhak.com. The all-day event will showcase Miami's best metal acts and will feature two stages and 15 bands. WYKKED WYTCH will release their third ...

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SOILWORK To Release EP Of Rarities Through Original Label

Sweden's SOILWORK will be releasing a mini-CD next month through their original label Listenable Records. The five-song effort will include previously unreleased (in the U.S. and Europe) material from their "Steelbath Suicide" and "Chainheart Machine" periods. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Burn (DEEP PURPLE cover) 02. Disentigrated Skies 03. Shadow ...

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KAIZEN Begin Work On New Material

French metalcore act KAIZEN have started writing material for the follow-up to this year's "Clear the Path", tentatively due in late 2004 through XIII Bis Records. So far, the band have secured distribution deals in France, Scandinavia, U.K., and Switzerland, and will shortly make their debut album available in Spain and Russia. The group also ...

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'MTV2 Headbanger's Ball' CD Track Listing Announced

The complete track listing has been announced for the first-ever "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album, due on October 7 through Roadrunner Records. The "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album will feature 40 tracks on 2 CDs for the cost of just one. The first disc will feature "unit movers" from the hard rock scene, the big names who've ...

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IMPELLITTERI Announce New Singer

IMPELLITTERI have announced the addition of ex-SPEAK NO EVIL singer Curtis Skelton to the group's ranks. The band are still finishing up work on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "System X", tentatively due in early 2004. The CD, which is currently being recorded with producer Greg Reely (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD), will apparently mark a ...

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IMPELLITTERI: New Album To Sound Like SLIPKNOT?

IMPELLITTERI's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "System X", which is currently being recorded with producer Greg Reely (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD), will apparently mark a significant musical departure from the band's previous neo-classical offerings. Says mainman Chris Impellitteri, "The record at this point is the best record IMPELLITTERI have done. We sound completely fresh and energetic. ...

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CRYPTIC WINTERMOON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's CRYPTIC WINTERMOON are the final act to be confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear the event is as follows: ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE II CIRCLE CRYPTIC WINTERMOON ...

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SOILWORK: 'Light The Torch' Video Posted Online

SOILWORK's video for the track "Light The Torch" has been posted online at this location. "Light The Torch" comes off the group's latest CD, "Figure Number Five", available since May on Nuclear Blast Records. SOILWORK are currently touring North America with IN FLAMES, CHIMAIRA and UNEARTH. An appearance at Germany's Wacken Open Air ...

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SOILWORK To Tour Australia

Sweden's SOILWORK have lined up an Australian tour in September. Support at all dates will come from FRANKENBOK. The details are as follows: Sep. 11 – The Arena – Brisbane, AUS Sep. 12 – The Hi Fi Bar – Melbourne, AUS Sep. 13 – The Gaelic Club – Sydney, AUS Sep. 14 – The Uni ...

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